Prosecutors see UK’s highest rate of successful convictions for rape and other sexual offences

Prosecutors see UK’s highest rate of successful convictions for rape and other sexual offences It follows news that the Wessex CPS, the prosecution service responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in Wiltshire and Swindon, has seen “a considerable improvement” in the number of successful prosecutions across all three major strands of crime that fall under the…


Stalker ex-girlfriend faked kidnapping

Jessica Nordquist has been found guilty stalking her former boyfriend A woman described as a “manipulative and compulsive liar” who faked her own kidnapping and rape has been convicted of a relentless campaign of stalking against her former boyfriend. Jessica Nordquist, 25, sent emails and pictures to Mark Weeks showing herself tied to a bed…


Defensive action on disclosure

Disclosure got a bad name last year when a rape trial was abandoned. Now the CPS has set up a task force to address fundamental anomalies when it comes to bringing a case to court As departures go, Alison Saunders would have hoped for a better one. The last few months of the director of…


“Truth” by Charlie

  Truth What happened to you Truth? You used to stand so tall. And now you hide and skulk in shadows Afraid to take my call. The shining beacon you once were- Now a distant memory. When I needed you by my side. You just abandoned me. You used to be a lion, Powerful and…


Charlie Blog Number 1: Oaths, jealousy, witches and the law.

In a self declared civilised society, there lurks an invisible evil.  It is spreading like a virus; a plague decimating entire families.   It is driven by the worst qualities emanating from human kind: hate, jealousy, malice, dishonesty, narcissism, and fear.   At the same time, a form of brainwashing has taken hold of the majority of…


“Circus” by Charlie

Circus Welcome to the circus You sit right here We have given you A very special chair Right in the middle Don’t be afraid In just a few minutes We’ll begin the parade. We’ll bring in the clowns. See them right there? Piles of paper, Grey wigs for hair. Soon they’ll begin. I bet you…


The thought police turn men into the enemy

Moves to add misogyny to the list of hate crimes are motivated by intolerance and prejudice    The Labour MP Stella Creasy wants to make misogyny a hate crime. Misogyny is defined as hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women. Tomorrow, the Commons will debate Creasy’s amendment to the “upskirting” bill, which would add misogyny…


Women dressed like prostitutes confuse men, claims Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman says the #MeToo movement has gone too far Maureen Lipman says the #MeToo movement has gone too far TIMES NEWSPAPERS Women celebrities who dress like prostitutes but complain about male attention are to blame for “confusing” men, Maureen Lipman has claimed. The actress said that the #MeToo movement was “going too far” in vilifying…


“Pees Daddy” by Charlie

    Charlie our Prison resident poet had a visit this week from his wife and 2 year old daughter, whom he hadn’t seen in 6 weeks because of the distance involved as they have to fly 500 miles to visit him. Charlie wrote this after she they left, it’s worth mentioning if you don’t…


Man who said he was victim of VIP child sexual abuse ring charged

Claims by ‘Nick’ led to Met investigating public figures including Leon Brittan and Harvey Proctor  A 50-year-old man has been charged with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. Photograph: Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images The man whose claims of a VIP paedophile ring sparked a £2m Scotland Yard investigation targeting pillars…


Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Jon Robins

Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Jon Robins Cover Price £12.99 Our Price £8.99 inc. FREE Postage (UK Mainland ONLY) Whenever a miscarriage of justice hits the headlines, it is tempting to dismiss it as an anomaly – a minor hiccup in an otherwise healthy judicial system. Yet the cases of injustice that feature in this book reveal…


The Press Told Me So – By Charlie

  Here is another poem from the Failed Justice falsely accused prison resident poet Charlie… The Press Told Me So – By Charlie Do you feel powerful? Do you feel just? Picked for the crowd Told what you must? It is your duty. Sit there and judge. Your mind made up, Never to budge. Why…


Falsely Accused Questionnaire

Failed Justice UK in conjunction with #metoofalselyaccused, Accused.me, Conviction and Time4Justice UK have collaborated to produce the questionnaire below. This is your opportunity to tell us how being falsely accused has affected you, your family lives, relationships, careers, finances and health. So if you are a relative, friend or you were the person accused we…


Woman awaiting sentencing for making a false rape claim is refused bail

A WOMAN currently awaiting sentence for making a false claim to police that she was raped was refused bail today. Krystal Alana Anderson made a bail application at Belfast Crown Court, which was refused on the grounds she may fail to attend court for her sentencing. Prior to the application being refused, defence barrister Sean…


Former CPS solicitor struck off for expenses conviction

A senior crown prosecutor jailed for falsifying his expenses to claim for phantom journeys to court has been struck off the roll of solicitors. Eoin MacCarthy, a solicitor for 32 years, submitted claims for journeys from his home address in Devon to Bristol Crown Court over a six-and-a-half-year period, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. In total…


Dear Mr Judge… Poem by Charlie

This poem has been written by Charlie (his pen name) he is currently serving time in prison on a false accusation, you really didn’t need me to explain that the poem speaks for itself, I just had to share it with you. Mr Judge  by Charlie   Dear Mr Judge, How do you sleep? Do…


Justice under the influence

A 2010 research study (Levall et al) showed that a prisoner is 40% more likely to be released by a parole board if the board members had just eaten breakfast or lunch. They call this phenomenon ‘The Glucose Correlation Effect’. A 1998 study (Frank & Gilovich) showed that people in black uniforms tend to be…


An ‘appalling vista’

A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them. The new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on miscarriages of justice is seeking funding from law firms and chambers to assist it in its investigatory work, the Gazette has learned. Jonathan Rayner Chaired by Labour…


Wrongly imprisoned ‘find it harder to appeal convictions’

Fresh evidence has emerged in the case of Eddie Gilfoyle, who spent 18 years in jail after being convicted of killing his wife People claiming wrongful imprisonment are finding it harder to overturn convictions because the burden of proof is too high, a former appeal court judge says. Former Lord Justice Sir Anthony Hooper said…


Failure to disclose evidence ‘routine and deliberate’

The scandal over important information which might undermine prosecutions being deliberately hidden from defendants hit the news again last month as new information pointed to institutionalised failings around disclosure. According to The Times the failure by police and prosecutors to disclose vital evidence in criminal cases to the defence is routine and deliberate. They say…